A nurse has filed a retaliation claim against her former employer, stating hospital officials fired her because she refused to give law enforcement officers names and addresses of patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Working to get a nursing degree is no easy task. It takes countless hours of study, practical experience and the sacrifice of time otherwise spent with family and loved ones. When getting to those final stages of the process, when close to having everything complete that is needed to start a job as a nurse, an applicant must first apply with the local nursing board to get a nursing license in the state they choose to practice their profession.
New York State's Office of the Professions, which oversees nurses who practice within the state, recently reprimanded 27 nurses. These reprimands were for the month of June alone and ranged in severity from probation and fines to the surrender of the licensee's nursing license. Offenses that led to official reprimands during this period included:
The New York State Nurses Association recently accused the Albany Medical Center of violating human trafficking laws. The group claims the hospital violated these laws when it recruited almost 600 Filipino nurses to the hospital. The group has provided evidence to show the hospital has used these illegal practices since 2002 in an effort to help address the nursing shortage in the state.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently conducted a survey to delve into current challenges faced by those within the profession throughout the country. The organization conducted the survey from May 8th through May 17th, 2020. The survey gathered information about these challenges with a focus on the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the nurse practitioner (NPs) practice. According to the organization, almost 5,000 NPs participated.
Those who wish to enter the field of nursing must meet many requirements before they are able to begin their profession. One is the completion of the NCLEX exam. The prerequisites to take the exam varies as each Nursing Regulatory Body (NRB) has its own requirements depending on the jurisdiction you wish to practice as a nurse. These requirements are currently under review and many are facing revision as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) along with the Federation of State Medical Boards and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy recently issued a statement warning against inappropriate use of prescription medications during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the statement, the boards are aware medical professionals, pharmacies and hospitals are stockpiling medications to prepare for the potential for future demand to treat patients with COVID-19.
The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires nursing to complete continuing education (CE) to keep an active nursing license in the state. Nurses in the state can use the following information to help better ensure they meet this requirement.
The nursing profession is evolving. Are you ready? Whether considering becoming a nurse or already an experienced professional, the answer to this question could determine whether you thrive in the nursing industry or face daily frustration.
Nurses can lose their license for a number of reasons. One example involves allegations of professional misconduct.